joining me now from richmond, virginia, the house majority leader congressman of the battleground state of virginia, eric cantor. leader, welcome back to "meet the press." >> good morning, david. >> i want to start on the impact of hurricane sandy, what we've been talking about here. our numbers this morning show 68% approval for the president's handling of the impact of that storm. governor christie, of course, republican of new jersey, a key surrogate for governor romney, leading the praise in effect for the president. last night on "saturday night live," sometimes satire can be stinging, this is how they show it, and i want to have you react to it. >> also i would like to give sincere thanks to president obama for how he handled the situation. on election day, i'm voting for mitt romney. but if i had to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. he's been amazing, you know? so kind, such a leader, a true inspiration.